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Appraisals

JEWELRY & DIAMOND APPRAISALS

PROFESSIONAL JEWELRY APPRAISALS STARTING AT $39

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Whether you need a gem appraisal, evaluation, photograph or analysis, Our expert gemologists will provide accurate and quality reports you can count on.

Insurance Appraisal

Insurance appraisals reflect the retail value of what it would cost to replace the piece should there ever be a claim. Generally valid for 3-5 Years, at which point the value will need to be updated to reflect current market value.

Wholesale Appraisal

Wholesale appraisals reflect the relative value in a wholesale market such as the Diamond District or other similar wholesale jewelry districts. These values are generally valid for the current conditions in the market, which will fluctuate often throughout the year, closely based on diamond, colored stones, metals, and manufacturing costs.

Estate or Fair Market Appraisal

Estate or Fair Market appraisals reflect the value of what the piece(s) would sell for should the owner have to liquidate their items at current market conditions. Generally valid only for the current conditions in the market, which will fluctuate often throughout the year.

DIAMONDS & DIAMOND JEWELRY APPRAISALS

Gemstone Identification Report

Gemstone Identification Reports are requested for standard identification and verification of diamonds and colored stones. This report will include the species of the material, detailed measurements, quality, weight, along with a detailed photograph of the gemstone in questions.

Gemstone Identification w/ Origin Report

Everything included in the Gemstone Identification Report, with the addition of the region of geographic origination. Tests are conducted to determine where the material was formed and mined from. (Ceylon, Burma, Brazil…etc.)

Diamond Grading Report

A diamond report will cover all four C’s: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. In depth measurements of the proportions are noted, along with a detailed mapping of the inclusions, which will give a complete visual of the internal characteristics, which is useful for identification purposes.

Pearl Grading Report

Pearls are unique and have a completely different set of grading parameters, compared to a diamond or colored stone. Details that are only specific to pearls, such as: luster, overtone, and surface characteristics are key points which influence the value of pearls.

Sarin Report

A Sarin report is an incredibly detailed listing of individual facet, depth, and table measurements and angles, all required when planning and re-cutting a diamond, customizing a mounting to very strict parameters, or determining ideal proportions, such as “Hearts & Arrows.”

Identification of Treatment(s)

With technology rapidly advancing everyday, the likelihood of undisclosed treatments which enhance the appearance of a gemstone occurs more frequently than ever before. This is a significant factor when evaluating or buying a gemstone at the right price. A natural, untreated blue sapphire is much rarer and more valuable than a blue sapphire with a similar appearance that has been treated.

Natural versus Synthetic (lab created) Verification

Determining a natural gemstone that has been created by Mother Nature, from a synthetic (lab created) gemstone, can be tricky and requires special testing. With rapid advancements in technology, differentiating a man-made gemstone that is both chemically and optically identical to its natural counterpart is becoming increasingly difficult to detect without sophisticated equipment and ongoing education and training of these advancements.

Appraisals are available on the following:

  • Jewelry (Rings, Necklaces, Pendants, Earrings, Bracelets…etc.)
  • Watches (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Breitling, Piaget, Omega…etc.)
  • Diamonds (Diamond Rings, Diamond Jewelry & Signed…etc.)
  • Pearls (South Sea, Akoya, Freshwater…etc.)

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